WWI – The Great War & Greencastle-Antrim Doughboys Exhibition
Opens September 6, 2017
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. becoming involved in the Great War, Allison-Antrim Museum’s fall exhibition, from its collections, includes uniform items from six native sons who fought in WWI, and five others for whom the museum has photographs. They include James H. Craig Sr, Wilbur Roberts Craig, William Henry "Harry" Gillan, Walter Binkley, Arthur James Fair, Frank L. Carbaugh, Thomas Atherton, brothers Frank and George Diehl, and John Amos Acker. WWI recruiting posters, trench art, souvenirs, and much more are included in the exhibition, which opens September 6, 2017.
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00pm
Stephen Bockmiller - Speaker
You are invited to Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual membership meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7 pm, in the bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA. Stephen Bockmiller will speak about “The Life and Times of Captain George L. Fisher - Hagerstown Native.” Fisher was the last Union veteran to serve as Superintendent of Antietam National Cemetery. He served with the 7th Maryland Infantry, enlisting at age 15. Fisher was, also, a POW for six months from 1864 – 1865. He continued serving with the U.S. Army post-war in the South and out west during the Nez Perce War. In 1879, Fisher returned to Hagerstown and served in the Maryland National Guard. Fisher’s service to his country continued in the Spanish American War and WWI. In the latter conflict, he was a drill instructor. In addition to covering the colorful career of Fisher, Bockmiller will have artifacts displayed relating to Fisher. Bockmiller is a city planner for Hagerstown, MD and is the author of several books on local history, the Civil War, and the War of 1812
A brief annual membership meeting, with election of board members (2018 through 2020), will be held immediately prior to the speaker. The public is invited to the meeting and there is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated and will be credited toward the speaker’s series. For more information call 597.9325.
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